LOS ANGELES, CA
(Wednesday, January 23, 2019)
Pixies - Joey Santiago - guitars, Black Francis - vocals, guitars, David Lovering - drums, and Paz Lenchanti - bass, vocals - are excited and proud to announce a brand-new Pixies album due out this September. Produced by Tom Dalgety, (Ghost, Royal Blood, Pixies' 2016 album Head Carrier), the as yet untitled album was written over the course of 2018 and recorded in December at Dreamland Recordings near Woodstock, NY. This will be the group's second album as a unit, and the eighth overall Pixies studio recording.
Historically, Pixies have not let much light in on their creative process, but with this album, they definitely pulled back the curtain. Pixies and Signal Co. No1, the New York-based podcast company that focuses on music culture, have collaborated to give fans a unique, up-close-and-personal look at every aspect of the recording process and the band's studio experience. Starting June 27, a 12-episode weekly audio podcast, "Past is Prologue, Pixies," will debut with a new installment each week leading up to the album's release. Hosted and narrated by New York Times best-selling author Tony Fletcher, the series will be available globally on these podcast platforms: Apple, Spotify, Acast, Stitcher, Google, and more.
"Past is Prologue: Pixies" podcast artwork
Today, an audio and video trailer for the podcast series is released and can be viewed HERE. A brand new trailer will be available each subsequent month (February - May) in advance of the podcast debut. To subscribe to "Past is Prologue, Pixies," go HERE.
"Past is Prologue" was deliberately chosen as the Podcast series title as it refers to the duality of a journey, what the band has done previously and what the band is doing now. Said Michael Simons, co-founder of Signal Co. No1, "While the emphasis of the Podcast will be on the creation of the new album and looking forward, we were very interested, from a story perspective, in the way history has shaped who the Pixies are, and how and what they are creating now, how the past creates the present."